If you are here looking for a critical non biased review on TiDom you have come to the right website. In this short article I will be reviewing this brand new Top Tier Direct Sales company, its products, its compensation plan, its sales funnel and examining whether or not TiDom is a business that will save your financial future (this is what all Top Tier Direct Sales deals say) or potentially destroy it.
First let’s digress a little bit and take a quick look at what a Top Tier Direct Sales (or as some call it Top Tier MLM) actually is and how it differs from other online or home business models.
Now if you read my article on Home Business Models Review or my article on Top Tier MLM, then you already know the how they compare to each other, but just for the sake of a quick refresher…
This business model is very popular but the success ratio very low because it takes so long to reach any type of decent monthly income. All variations aside, (Unilevel, Compression, Roll ups, Binary, Directors Check Match, etc.) the bottom line is that pretty much all MLM pay plans yield about 5%.
So that means that since your monthly residual comes primarily from your downlines monthly autoship (usually $100/mo.) it’s going to take on average over 2000 people in your downline to make you even $5,000/month and since there is no quick way to add 2000 people to your team quickly you have to rely on duplication of your downline and that takes time. In most cases even a great recruiter will spend 2 to 3 years to get there.
You just have to love the appeal of this business model. I mean there are probably 2 Billion (with a big B) people online today and the idea that you can develop a great product and sell to that audience and have your money come in on autopilot is beyond intoxicating…..
It’s like joy on steroids!
Ah but the rub here is that online marketing is hard, very very hard and very technical. Even if you go the easier route of affiliate sales (Selling stuff on amazon, etc.) there is a steep learning curve and the average online marketer probably makes only a few hundred to a few thousand dollars or so a year.
Top Tier Direct Sales – Top Tier MLM
Now this business model takes the Network marketing business model to an entirely new level by making a few critical tweaks.
Top Tier Direct Sales entry levels are higher & the commissions are bigger
With Top Tier Direct Sales, you usually have entry levels that are higher (some going to $20,000 or more) and you get paid a lot larger percentage of the sale, in some cases even 100%
So if you have a Top Tier Direct Sales company where the average sales are $3,500 or more and you make 100% on a sale….
Get the sailboat ready, I am retiring to the Bahamas……
Sorry I got excited…
This explains the popularity of this lesser known business model
Now that you know the basics let’s examine the latest do all, kill all, to enter the marketplace
TiDom Top Tier Direct Sales Model
TiDom, which according to the promotional video on the site stands for “Time Freedom” was launched several months ago and immediately attracted a pretty big following from other Top Tier Direct Salers companies, most actually coming from another Top Tier Direct Sales company called “Millionaire Marketing Machine”
TiDom followed the tried and true strategy of using “info products” as their product line and the website lists an impressive review of their “Training Products” that run from Health and Fitness to online marketing and personal development.
Now when you buy into TiDom at a certain level you get 2 things. You get the training products that are attached to that particular level for you to personally use, and you also get resale rights so you can in effect go back out and market those TiDom products and make 100% commissions.
Now just as in Network Marketing business models you can also focus on building a team or in effect just selling the business opportunity rather than trying to market the product.
Now since the bottom line of why people are in business, and especially in a Network Marketing or Top Tier Direct Sales business, is the opportunity to make big money, very few if anyone actually markets the products, they all focus on the business opportunity so the products become secondary.
Important needless to say but secondary
TiDom Compensation Plan
TiDom is structured as a membership based system and there are 5 levels or packages
- TiDom Basic Package – $2000
- TiDom Builder Package – $3500
- TiDom Advanced Package – $6500
- TiDom Pro Package – $12,500
- TiDom VIP Package – $22,000
Is TiDom An ATM On Steroids?
Now the biggest question on your mind right now is probably fall into 3 catagories
- Is the money for real in TiDom?
- Is TiDom a scam?
- Can I make money with TiDom?
The answers in order are Yes-No-Yes
Yes TiDom is a real deal and yes people are making money with this Top Tier Direct Sales model.
No TiDom is not a scam.
Yes you can make money with TiDom.
So that means it’s a go right? Full speed ahead and send your check now!
Well maybe, and maybe not
Now TiDom on the surface has a petty slick presentation and the information is pretty compelling, however there are a few issues that an inexperienced member will never see that could totally kill your business you should be aware of.
TiDom Has No Price Controls
In TiDom all members can set their own pricing for the products they market. This in my book is a deal killer in any business model. Lack of price controls by the company means that as a company grows, discounting and special deals by TiDom members will basically gut the compensation plan.
Now in many cases in a Top Tier Direct Sales Model the company will collect the sales revenue and then cut commission checks to the reps which puts the company in the position of being the policing agency and so discounting is hard or impossible.
However, with digital delivery 100% commission models, the money does not go through the company. The money always goes directly from the Purchaser to the Seller which means the company has virtually no control over an unscrupulous rep who finds that same prospect and decides to compete for the signup by offering let’s say a $8500 discount, that lets them buy in at $3500 and then get marked paid at the $12,000 level.
This type of activity totally guts your product value, and a new rep may find their valuable potential customers being lured away by other members who cut deals, and even worse than that, the next step is no sales at all.
Now if this is common practice there will be no higher level sales at all, and even the pricing on the lower level sales will start to erode. I know of one Top Tier Direct Sales deal where reps were actually giving away $6,400 memberships for free, and it totally destroyed them in about a year.
Does this discounting occur at TiDom?
Well let’s see, when they launched I was approached by a rep who offered me a Free $22,000 membership if I just paid just the admin fee ($495).
Then recently I have talked to several people who had been approached by TiDom reps and offered them to enroll them at the $12,000 level if they paid $3,500 and then agreed to give them 20% lf new sales until they balance was paid off.
Now I am not sure how anyone is ever going to pay $12,000 if the market price is a pay as you go $3,500?
I was approached by a new rep who I personally know from another business and when I broached the subject of discounting in TiDom as a real problem issue he said that he had talked to one of the leaders who vehemently stressed that they did not discount.
However, when I asked him what level he was at he told me the top $22,000 level and when I asked him what he paid he said that he agreed to pay $10,000 in a pay as you go plan (little or no money up front) and then 25% of his ongoing sales until his balance was paid off.
Humm…… isn’t that discounting?
Now the simple answer is probably that the company should step in a lay down the law, however I only know of one company in the Top Tier Direct Sales industry that has strict price controls that are actually enforced, and TiDom is not one of them.
Now you may ask why TiDom would allow this? Well the answer simple, in this business model the company has setup a lucrative business model and back office for members and their profit is strictly generated form the yearly registration fees that in TiDom run anywhere from $195 a year to $495 a year.
In the world of online marketing this is called a continuity model, and it is common practice with many companies on the internet.
Now why would a company like TiDom take a piddling small registration fee which seem like small change in comparison to let’s say a $22,000 membership but think about it. If a deal takes off and attracts enough members, the passive cash flow generated is huge. Imagine 1000 people joining TiDom a month at an average admin fee of $395, that’s $395,000 a month!
Let pay tribute to the gods of cash flow!
So in essence most Top Tier Direct sales companies have no pricing controls and the bottom line is they just don’t care. If they try to restrict or control members, they have less leaders who join and that affects their cash flow.
Once again, I have examined many Top Tier Direct Sales business companies and in a direct pay model I only know of one with such strict pricing control they will actually terminate a member who discounts and as a result no one discounts, and the playing field is level.
TiDom Has No Restriction On Advertising
Now this may not seem like a problem but it’s a huge one. Lack of advertising guidelines means that top earning reps will be setting up glossy websites using the company’s name as keywords (ie TiDomtopteam.com) to snag anyone doing a web search for the name of the company.
Then when your prospect that you have paid advertising dollars to attract, does a web search before sending you the check they run into dozens of leaders telling your prospect that they have the best team and best support, etc. and then probably offering that dread discount.
Now the scary part is that leader could very well be in your upline and they are now trying to steal your hard earned prospect.
This is what I call “Leadership Skimming” and it’s basically the leaders stealing from other reps.
Now many leaders point out that any rep can do the same thing that they have done, but can they? Not likely. Causing your website to rank in lets say the top 10 of a Google search in a very specific online marketing talent and you have to pay someone big dollars to do it for you or try to do it yourself and suffer through a one or two year learning curve.
Now these “Leadership Skimmers” usually point out that they are pulling leads from people who have not looked at the business before…
Who would do a search for a random company name like TiDom if they were not already looking at it.
Wake up and smell the coffee guys, this is theft pure and simple.
This practice unfortunately is very common in the world of Online marketing and Top Tier direct sales and once again I know of only one company in the Direct Sales industry that prohibits it, and TiDom is not in the name.
As a matter of fact pretty much all Network Marketing companies strictly prohibit their members from advertising using the company name or keywords and termination is the penalty.
TiDom The Final Analysis
Now if you have already read any of my posts on home business models on my blog, you already know that it’s a pretty well-known fact that I favor the Top Tier Direct sales models Like TiDom, however just so you don’t think that I am trying to badmouth them because I promote other business competitive Top Tier Direct Sales models, keep in mind that over the last several years I have promoted more than one business at a time and I am free to choose any deal I think has merit.
I am not married to any one company or business model, and if I felt TiDom was a better or even an equivalent business model I would do it.
The reasons I would never market TiDom nor recommend it to anyone is because of the reasons I listed above which in my book are deal killers.
In the final analysis of course no deal is completely bad, and TiDom does have its good points and there are people who will make money with this model but since the main appeal of Top Tier MLM deals is 100% commissions on big ticket products, they all tend to use the 1 Up compensation plan, and the marketing methods are used by every company in the marketplace, what is the real difference?
Stop the press, I can’t believe I just said that…..
But it’s true, if there are no clear advantages to a particular Top Tier MLM business model then you have expose the negatives and decide if you want to live with them or just pass.
So What’s The Attraction to TiDom
So if there is no real critical positive benefit, what has caused TiDom to act like a magnet for members in other Top Tier Direct Sales deals?
Is it just because it’s new?
Well that’s probably part of it…
Is the grass really greener in TiDom’s back yard?
In my analysis, not so much. However in the 28 years I have been in the home business industry I have seen this almost magnetic pull that seems sometimes to suck members from one company to he next or even to attract people across business models.
Business Model Jumping
Now there has always been an attraction when people in what I call standard MLM’s first are exposed to Top Tier Direct Sales. Its like the blindfold is taken off and they are shocked that there is really a faster more profitable way to earn big money.
However I have also seen successful people in Top Tier Direct Sales models sometimes move to Standard MLM’s. This is usually because believe it or not, they get dissatisfied by just the money and start falling prey to the idea of how great it would be to not have to market every month but just sit back and rake in the residual.
The problem is that they usually have never been there, and do not realize there is a myth to residual income that is not commonly known. Its goes away if you stop business building and recruiting. Slowly but surely attrition eats your team up from the inside and your residual drops. This is why you see top earners in MLM constantly business building, they have to do it to maintain their residual.
Now I am not raining on the Standard MLM business model, I have built a team using this model to over 7 figures a year, and the model is great. Not as good as Top Tier Direct Sales in my humble opinion but still good.
Sometimes transitions between companies occurs when a leader in one who is well known suddenly changes sides and acts as a lightning rod to attract other members form the old company to the new. I call this magnetic skimming, since it allows a top rep in one deal to re-position the field of reps from the old company where they may have been under another leader and pull them into his direct group in a new company.
Or in the case of a Top Tier Direct Sales model, the leader can use his influence to possibly get old members to ante up again and pay more big ticket fees. This is usually a power play motivated by greed and is especially powerful with people who have not been successful yet. They sometimes quickly jump to a new deal looking for a quick fix to their slow success.
Now the problem is that success requires hard work, commitment, consistency, and above all laser focus. So if there is no particular “Magic” when you compare several deals then what do you gain by jumping around spinning the wheel of success over and over.
Take my advice here, pick your deal and get to work and above all never take your eyes off the goal.